Archive for January 29, 2013

What’s Happening at StrengthCoach.com

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2013 by mboyle1959

I hope all is well with you.  Here is an update on What’s Happening at StrengthCoach.com.

First, we have added some great features:

Favorites Bar- You can now have a place to store your favorite articles, videos webinars and podcasts!  Check out this video on how to use it.

Comment On and Rate Articles– You can now comment on an article by clicking on the “Comment” box under “Share your thoughts on this:” on the bottom of the articles. Check it out here.

View Your Transaction History–  If you need a receipt, you can view your “Transaction History” under Member Resources on the left hand side.

We have a lot of great new content:

-We have posted 3 new webinars
– We have a great New Year’s Special Series with some of the best Coaches on the planet
– A new article from me on how PRI has changed our thinking
– A new audio lecture from the good folks at MovementLectures.com
 
– much more

Latest Articles, Videos, Audio Interviews and Webinars

New Year Special Series  

To kick off 2013 we share a New Years Special Series. We asked many different strength coaches and trainers one simple question: “What is one thing you’ve changed your mind about in the past year?” We left it open-ended, so answers could be about anything.We got answers from Dan John, Brett Klika, Jim Reeves, Jim Keilbaso, Patrick Ward, Dan Gableman, Lou Schuler and Devan McConnell.
Check them out here.
Michael Boyle
I have been talking about the Postural Restoration Institute for the last few episodes of the podcast, and this article really sums up how we have changed what we have been doing at MBSC.
 
 Next Level
Justin Levine

Great article from Justin that discusses different ways to reach the next level.  A must read..

3 New Webinars!
Mixed Method Approach to Power Development
– Nick Winkelman

The Role of Stress Resistance in Athletic Performance and Program Design- Part 1“- Pat Ward

Facts and Fallacies of Corrective Exercise” -Mike Robertson

MovementLectures.com Audio Lecture
Movement Variability– Guido Van Ryssegem
You’ve heard of heart rate variability, but are you aware of the concept of movement variability? In this lecture, Guido Van Ryssegem covers what that means and how it affects us.

In the Forums

Advanced Forum

This thread has gotten a ton of play.   Very interesting discussion.

Beginner Forum

This is a discussion that is gaining steam and I am sure it will get a lot of responses very soon.
The Strength Coach Podcast

Hit The Gym With a Strength Coach-
Wil Fleming, owner of Force Fitness and creator of “Complete Olympic Lifting”, is on to talk about all things Olympic Lifting

The Coaches Corner with Coach Boyle

Coach Boyle talks about his thoughts going into the 2nd season with the Red Sox;  Meeting clients where they are; a forum thread about power called “Lifting Fast”,  and the forum thread “The rationale behind 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off”.

Ask the Equipment Experts with Perform Better-

Erin McGirr joins us to talk about the Full catalog of Videos on Demand, as well as some new products called Sandbag Pods and Sandbag Rolls.

 The Business of Fitness with Results Fitness University- Mike Wunsch explains “Quality vs. Quantity”

The Functional Movement Systems Segment

Lee Burton is on to clarify the the way the FMS screens are supposed to be done.  This is Part 3 of a 3-part series, where Lee talks about the Rotary Stability and Trunk Stability Push Up screens.

Listen Here

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Colonoscopy- Everybody’s 50th Birthday Gift- REPOST

Posted in Fat Loss, Nutrition, Random Thoughts with tags on January 29, 2013 by mboyle1959

I originally wrote this in 2010 but in honor of dear friends colonoscopy I will repost.

The other day I finally got around to getting my doctors gift for my fiftieth birthday.  It’s really great. You go in for your annual check up and the doctor ( in my case a very nice nurse practioner) says “hey guess what, for your birthday I’m going to let one of my colleagues stick a camera up your rear end”.  What fun. Now I know it’s a very necessary preventative screening but, that did not build my anticipation. So for your reading pleasure I’m going to give you the details I know you so badly don’t want.

A colonscopy is a good news- bad news deal. The good news. I didn’t feel a thing. I remember being asked to roll over on my side and then I remember seeing my wife and the nurse saying I could go home. The other part of the good news. Mild sedation is a “roofie” or something very similar. They say you are awake and can respond to commands. I guess if they say so it was true. I do not remember a thing. Strangely I awoke fully dressed. No idea how I got that way. I considered myself on a need-to-know basis.

The bad news. THE PREP. The prep is a polite euphemism for a colon cleansing. They need clear pictures so they want you to get anything out of the way. The prep involves drinking something that can only be described as lemon flavored DRANO. The next 12 hours is interesting. By the last hour you will feel as if you are deficating napalm or the equivalent. Real fun stuff.

The scary part about this test is that you could wake up and find that you have cancer. In my case the results were good. The second showing is luckily 10 years in the future for my sixtieth. Believe me it is not something I am looking forward to. I will tell you not to put off the test. The evidence is clear that early detection is key. Survival rates are in the 60% range and early dectection  ups that number.  Lots of men die from a combination of laziness, fear and stupidity. Don’t be one of them.

Last but not least, I am here to tell you that the commercial for colon cleansing that says you have twenty five pounds of “spackle” in your colon is a lie. I weighed in at the end of the PREP and was exactly one pound lighter, not twenty five.